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Everything posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. sounds good, i hope it goes as planned thanks, i understand the carbon hadnt gone as expect. i was lucky enough to grab an LWS design carbon bonnet which had never been fitted but i know they went through similar issues hmmm spoonfed - ok thanks - i have a niggle that they dont like shipping to the UK though. im pretty sure that company name has been floated around on here a fair few times. i may be wrong but i also dont want to say anything derogatory if he is a friend of yours
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  3. hello m8 - good to see you back on here purchase looks great, hope you are happy with it 🙂 on a separate note, do you still operate Trimsport? if so, is there any plan to bring back the UK carbon rear number plate tubs?
  4. i will get some pics done when i fit the new intercooler - i might even do a little video as though it is not one of those horrible crackle maps the Miltek doesnt half pop & bang on throttle lift off 😄 ahhh so it is your VR from which i had a little mapping envy lol to explain, i recall seeing your mods & final stealth map gains & was a little jealous id not been able to have the SS exhaust on mine prior to remap, mine made just shy of 210bhp & 209ft/lb & i still think about a new stealth map to see if i could get the 220bhp you got now it is on good stats to know about the VSR & 263 comparison. im at the point now where the only other thing i may possibly like would be a VSR but they are way too strong money for me - ive never really been that big a fan of the recaro front seats if im honest nice to see yours on the rollers! & thanks for the console info
  5. great, that is good feedback & service. i will keep these in mind
  6. thanks matt when i brought the 16v for the 1st time about 22 years ago it was the Kamei kit on it which made it more attractive than other corrado's on the market at the time as such i jumped at the chance for a kit for the VR6 when i spotted similar on a for sale ad, a chance email later & a deal was done - IMO it really does bring out the best in the lines of the car design ive never seen or heard of that adapter plate. i have seen some pics of the early facia i have gotten hold of but ive no fitting instructions & not quite sure how the facia is meant to hold in place. plus it has small tabs on the underside which will need removing at a guess. i have put the install of it to the back of the queue as i need to prioritise the new Cat1 for the agreed valuation i do indeed love the 263's & other bits! plus the remap that vince at Stealth did is night & day difference to the OE map, feels a lot more responsive & linear power application. it was a pity i hadnt gotten the longlife SS fitted prior to mapping but hey ho. did you get yours mapped after the cams were put in? you are right corrado's (and other cars) can become frustrating BUT even after nearly 23 years driving one it is the only car i look back at every single time i get out of it. there is also the benefit that with them being older cars we can actually work on them ourselves hmmm maybe you should keep the mk3 then, taking into account all the factors you mentioned. we both know that kind of level of work is both timely & costly. I am hopeful that my dad & i this year may start down the journey of getting his 911 back on the road after many years & i imagine that will need running gear etc as well as an engine refresh. m8! the R53 has to be some of the best, most fun 2 grand ive ever spent! it was heavily modded when i brought it & was also well spec'd from factory with Aero kit etc. ive stripped the back to metal & wires & seeing as i never listen to the stereo in it im going to strip all the HK amps & speakers etc out as well. if i can get it to a tonne it has some mega power to weight ratio. my best friend has also said that when her current bucket seats hit their track expiry date i can have them so their will be a fair weight coming out there & hopefully only a rear bar going in for the harnesses i will drop a few pics on here but she does looks used & abused as im lazy with it & dont clean very often, she my ASBO bitch & she loves it ha ha ha!!
  7. that is good to know!! have you used them or know anyone that has?
  8. thanks for your post but you may not get much joy as this is a forum specifically for the VW Corrado good luck
  9. ha ha the charger doesnt half scream! i had it serviced not long after buying the car. with all the mods on it it is major ASBO when you drive it hard, never fails to raise a smile. the handling is superb too with the only exception being lift off oversteer if you get your corner entry speeds wrong ive softened the blow of selling the 16v with a nice shiny new Airtec intercooler for it. hopefully with that & dropping some more weight i can get it to approx 1 tonne & a sub 5s 0-60 good luck with the Mk3 then, i think i would agree with moving that one along seeing as you have the corrado & a Mk2 ha ha jesus our corrados are very similar with what we have done - i also had 263's dropped in during a top end rebuild with chains, clutch & lots of other stuff. i converted early audioscapes to late & have recently managed to grab myself a set of VDO gauges & an early model facia plate for them in the centre console. even the paint part ha ha ha! mine was also painted recently but has a couple of areas im not happy with when looking very closely interesting that you found a console facia conversion plate, ive never heard or seen of one! where did you locate that? i seriously cant wait until spring & the underside is complete & modena's on - they are the only wheel ive ever really wanted on it & they are turning out pretty damn special
  10. Hi there AFAIK that particular cable has been obsolete for quite a while - ive just checked VW Heritage & nothing is listed only option i can think of it to see if somewhere can make you one or if it would be possible to refurb the current one other than that is is going to be one off a breaker which you have no idea of its internal resistance
  11. yes m8 it is a bit of relief too as i really didnt want to end up breaking it for parts plus unfortunately i dont have the time, money or inclination to restore another, im 13 years into the VR6 but apart from bottom end rebuild this is the last big stage have you decided which one to part with? it is indeed a lot of hard work trying to keep on top of 3 cars! i did barter with myself in terms of if i sold the 16v i would use the money to floor my downstairs at home (which will be my house pretty much finished) & also treat the mini to a few more tasty bits - it is currently a 5.5s 0-60 & i would like to get it to 5s if possible with some more weight stripped out & maybe a little more power 😄
  12. true m8 they are very nice indeed but DAMN they are expensive for what they are but at least it will add to those finishing touches
  13. thread title changed this morning as the day finally came when i parted with the 16v my driveway looks thoroughly empty last night with just the R53 sat there all alone im pleased to say that the 16v has gone to a good home where the new owner is a friend & plans to bring it back to how it deserves to be, fortunately he also lives very local & i will be helping & advising him on his journey on a good note i dropped a new alternator over to my mechanic on the weekend & he said the VR6 underside is pretty much stripped & they will be collating the parts to go off for blasting & powder coating this week. i also finally dropped the modena's off to the painter & am aiming to get them back, rebuilt & tyres on ready for the geometry to be set once everything is back together had a nice big box with not much in it at all from Heritage today so thanks to my friend i now have a pair of new gutter roof trim
  14. FYI many UK engineering or car firms etc have a factory shut down over christmas period, IE 23rd dec to 2nd jan for example as such i wouldnt expect a reply from HiSpec until next week, therefore i wouldnt get disappointed at no reply during this period further to this, on my billet 4 setup under the 15" speedlines, the discs & pads are not the OE corrado disc, IIRC they are volvo 240. i think i went for standard EBC discs & pads but i just brought the entire kit of HiSpec
  15. ohhhh the canada & time difference is a challenge i agree lol
  16. as mentioned before m8 - phone them....tell them your exact wheel specs & they will tell you what caliper / disc options will fit for your setup much easier to discuss options on the phone than over email
  17. HiSpec will be able to supply everything you need, calipers, brackets, discs, pads, brake hoses - just give them a call & run through what you would like
  18. yes i have nice yellow Billet 4s on my VR6 i absolutely love them, far superior to OE brakes & awesome performance i chose HiSpec as they were the only 4 pots i could get which would fit under the 15" speedlines as far as i know there are several reputable workshops that recommend HiSpecs for corrado's - pretty sure ive seen John Mitchell Racing fitting them to customers cars you can give them you full wheel spec & they will confirm if you can run 312's or tell you the max disc size for your setup i found them to be very helpful but i would say to not use their spacers if you need them as the cheap ones they did me were not hubcentric
  19. ok m8 no problem - 3 so far but maybe that will build soon 🙂
  20. an easier route would be to phone HiSpec & ask them to make you some Billet 4's which can run 312 discs
  21. send me your email & i will send you a copy Hasan i was able to reline the felt with the airbox in place once all the dash was out. access was pretty decent & i wasnt brave enough to disconnect the bowden cables etc i used sticky back felt which a forum member here sent me, i think it was purchased from a hobby shop it is possible to do it all on a driveway etc but you would need somewhere to put the larger parts indoors - if taking your time id guess at about 3 hours to take it out & then similar to put back in i sticky labelled all cables etc & then had loads of envelopes for the rest of the stuff & labelled everything
  22. hi, thanks for the post i would imagine purchasing an original ECU would be the best route if you want to keep it original & standard i believe the mileage is only recorded in the cluster & as such would not change with a replacement ECU pls do share some pics if you would like to
  23. having done the diverter flap job twice & had the dash out 3 times it is so much easier when you have full access you could try just removing the centre section but from memory i cant recall how much access this would give i can email you my dash out guide which has pics so maybe you could see if what you want to do would be possible worst case it really isnt a difficult job to get the dash out, just need to be organised & label everything
  24. holy shit this makes me excited to see this as i dropped the VR off at my mechanics for an underside restoration a week ago 🙂
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